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2002 VW Passat fuel type

Question: I am looking at purchasing a pre-owned 2002 VW Passat GLS V6. I have read in multiple places that Passats require "Premium" unleaded fuel. Can you provide some guidance as to whether Premium is truly a requirement or just a recommendation. What are the benefits of Premium and/or the potential issues of not using premium type.

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If the engine requires Prem fuel I would use it, the problems of not using it are possible piston damage. decreased power and lower fuel economy, when regular is used the knock sensor pulls the timing back to reduce knocking, this i where the lower MPG comes in and power problems, if knock can not be eliminated then the pistons may be damaged. I have a Corvette that uses Prem fuel, if I run regular I loose 3 MPG, so the trade for lower cost fuel is cancelled out by the loss of MPG.

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I just replaced the fuel pump in my 2004 VW Passat GLS 1.8T and the gas gauge is not working. How would I fix this?


More than likely the fuel sending unit was not placed down into the tank properly or possibly defective. This could have happened during the installation and I know this for certain to be tricky on this car . I would suggest removing the pump assembly and making sure the arm attached is correctly moving inside the tank . Goodluck

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Tire pressure for passat 2002


It is not so much the tire pressure for a Passat, 2002 as it is the tire pressure for a tire on the Passat 2002.

Only certain tires will fit on a Passat and VW knows this when they put the information on the door pillar, driver side in most 'editions' of the Passat. Same is said about what they printed in the owner manual and also the sticker that may be in your glove compartment.

All this information provided by VW is based on the tire that fits the Passat. The tire will have all the information you require molded into the side wall of the tire: recommended pressure, load range, temperature range and more. Look closely at the tire for this and lots more infomation including tire construction type, material and size.

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2002 VW Passat GLS 1.8T throwing two codes: P0171 and P0411. No noticeable loss in performance. Can I fix this myself?


System Too Lean (Bank 1)

Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in bank 1 detected a lean condition (too much oxygen in the exhaust). On V6/V8/V10 engines, Bank 1 is the side of the engine that has cylinder #1.
Note: This DTC is very similar to P0174, and in fact your vehicle may show both codes at the same time.

P0411 Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected, check the...Combination valve
...Secondary Air Injection pump motor
...Secondary Air Injection solenoid valve
I would take it to a mechanic

Apr 16, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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2002 VW Passat GLX AWD, stereo stopped working


HI,
Passats can be reset if the radio is pulled out and the fuse on the back is removed. Wait for 2 mins, reinsert the fuse and turn the radio on. If this doesn't work, please take it to the dealer for the unlocking of the code, for which he may charge you some fee.

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Sep 09, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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VW P421 code


This is a common problem with V6 Passats. VW put out a TSB on this a few years ago.
The code is telling you that your catalytic converter (driver's side, I think) is bad. It's more than likely not bad.

VW put out a TSB on this a few years ago. TSB 05-13. The cause of the error code is basically an over sensitive ECU (computer of car/engine) and the fix is to have your ECU flashed with the latest and greatest software. Depending on your mileage they might do it under warranty - you'll have to check.

It's still possible that it might be a bad catalytic converter - and the dealership might try to tell you that either way. Call VW (1-800-822-8987) and ask them about the TSB (I couldn't find it online).

Tell the dealership you want the ECU flashed - it's much much cheaper than a cat. No sense replacing it if it's not bad
There is a federal warranty on catalytic converters - 8 yrs or 80k miles...

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Jul 17, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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2003 passat 1.8T gls power dirver seat


Seeing you have a GLS edition... most of them have at least a power DRIVERS seat. I own a 2003 GLX v6 and it comes with both front seats powered and heated. i hope this helps!

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ABS indicator is on and beaping


The ABS control unit is failing, this is a very common issue with the 98 and 99 model Passats. You will need to have the ABS control unit replaced. You can now purchase the ABS control unit by itself but it is still pricey. Depending on which pump you have will determine which control unit you need to get. The run around $600 - $750.00 plus labor to install. The control unit needs to be installed by some one with a factory type scanner, as the new unit will need to be coded for that vehicle.

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I have a 2003 passat gls 1.8t my brake lights wont work checked the bulbs,fuses ect. have anybody seen this problem to tell what could it be.


There is a recall on 2003 passats for just that reason, call your local dealer and they will fix it no charge.

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